HELP!!! Egg pecking!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickieNikki, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ChickieNikki

    ChickieNikki Chillin' With My Peeps

    So we have 22 birdies, and we've gotten an egg or two a day for a few days now...but the last 2 eggs were PECKED!!

    Just enough to break the shell, but no eating. Just a peck-hole in the shell.

    HELP! How do I stop it? How can I make them behave!?!?!??

    ETA: I just saw today's pecked egg. She didn't even break that film inside the egg, so she's not tasting anything....yet...
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Do they have oyster shell to eat?
     
  3. ChickieNikki

    ChickieNikki Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to put it out right now....thanks...
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Are you sure it's a peck mark? I thought my birds were pecking their eggs last year until I saw one accidentally step on one egg and leave the mark I had assumed were peck marks. The mark was left by the hens toenails as they popped through the shell.
     

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